10 Facts About Canadian football


Canadian football is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards long and 65 yards wide attempting to advance a pointed oval-shaped ball into the opposing team's scoring area .

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Outside of Canada, the term Canadian football is used exclusively to describe this sport, even in the United States; the term gridiron football is used worldwide as well to refer to both sports collectively.

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Great achievements in Canadian football are enshrined in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame located in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Burnside rules closely resembling American Canadian football that were incorporated in 1903 by the ORFU, was an effort to distinguish it from a more rugby-oriented game.

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Canadian football has mostly been confined to Canada, with the United States being the only other country to have hosted high-level Canadian football games.

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Canadian football is played at several levels in Canada; the top league is the professional nine-team Canadian Football League .

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Junior Canadian football is played by many after high school before joining the university ranks.

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Canadian football field is 150 yards long and 65 yards wide, within which the goal areas are 20 yards deep, and the goal lines are 110 yards apart.

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In U Sports Canadian football, for the Uteck Bowl, Mitchell Bowl, and Vanier Cup, the same overtime procedure is followed until there is a winner.

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Positions in Canadian football have evolved throughout the years, and are not officially defined in the rules.

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